Looking for info about the Allay in Minecraft? Every year, Mojang run mob votes, which lets you and lots of other players determine which mob will join Minecraft in a future update. These take place at Minecraft Live, an annual celebration of all things Minecraft which tends to have plenty of other surprises and announcements.
This year, players voted for the Allay, which is an adorable little mob that is sure to prove useful in your world. Below, you can find information about the Allay, including when the Allay will come to Minecraft and its many disco-fuelled uses.
When will the Allay be added to Minecraft?
The Allay will arrive in Minecraft 1.19, also known as The Wild Update. This is the next major update for Minecraft and should release at some point in 2022. The Wild Update will include the Warden and the Deep Dark biome, which were both pushed out of Minecraft 1.18, as well as frogs, fireflies, and mangrove swamps.
What does the Allay do in Minecraft?
The Allay is a helpful mob that will gather items for you while busting some killer moves. When you give the Allay an item, it will go around loaded chunks in your Minecraft world and try to collect a stack of that object. There are a lot of potential uses for the Allay, including:
- collecting resources while you mine
- gathering crops in an automatic farm
- collecting dropped saplings that clutter your world
- sorting non-stackable items, like tools and armor
However, it's important to note that the Allay will not mine items for you. It only collects items that have already dropped to the floor, so don’t expect the Allay to start delving into caves and mining diamonds. This means you would usually need to pair the Allay with redstone contraptions and hoppers to make it work automatically. Of course, you can also make the Allay your adventuring buddy, making it zip around nearby areas and collect resources while you fight off enemies or get on with a bit of mining.
When the Allay passes a note block, it will drop any items that it's currently holding and start having a little dance instead. Then, you can watch the Allay embrace its inner rhythm, or make it wander the world in search of another item. Poor Allay. All it wants to do is dance.
That’s everything that we currently know about the Allay in Minecraft. As more is revealed, such as how to find the Allay, how to make it friendly, and how far the Allay will journey to search for items, we’ll be sure to update the article with new information. In the meantime, check out our list of the best Minecraft shaders to make your world even prettier. If you can’t wait to try something new, take a look at our list of the best Minecraft seeds to discover new worlds to explore.